The “master plan loading infrastructure” takes shape

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At the end of June, it became known that in the context of the climate mandrel, the basis for the “Master Plan Loading infrastructure” has laid. Specifically, one wants to clarify how to expand the shop network in Germany so that up to ten and a half million electric vehicles could be on the road. So many vehicles are necessary to achieve the climate goals.

Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) presented a first draft for a “master plan loading infrastructure”. This is about targeted funding, improved legal framework conditions and an “active coordination” between the federal government, countries, municipalities and industry to bring the project forward.

Furthermore, it is planned to set up a so-called national control center by the end of 2019. According to Scheuer, this should coordinate the necessary measures for an accelerated development of the charging infrastructure. “The automotive and energy industries have promised me their active support for this.”

The draft is currently being finalized. There is currently talk of more than three billion euros that are to be invested in the refueling and charging infrastructure for cars and trucks with CO2-free drives by 2023. In 2020, 50 million euros are to be made available for private charging options for the first time. In addition, the aim is to promote charging points at customer parking spaces, for example at supermarkets.

Climate protection program relies on e-mobility

Significantly more electric cars are needed in the coming years so that manufacturers can comply with the stricter EU climate regulations. Therefore, it is only comprehensible that e-mobility plays an important role in the climate protection program of the Federal Government.

By 2023 alone, the federal government will invest 54 billion euros in environmentally friendly infrastructure, technologies and social balance, 9.3 billion euros of which will go into electromobility: the plan is to continue the purchase premium for electric cars, improve the charging infrastructure to one million charging points and subsidies for energy storage.

For 2020, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control expects a significant increase in demand for the environmental bonus. It is therefore expected that in the coming year 200.000 new applications are made. And thus significantly more than has been the case in the past three and a half years.

This is to ensure that the 2030 climate targets are met. The promotion of e-cars should be increased. Although new registrations of electric vehicles have increased recently, they are still at a low level.

industry in transition

To the e-mobility and the expansion of the charging infrastructure it should also be on the 4. November at another top meeting of representatives of the federal government and the car industry in the chancellery, as the dpa learned from government circles.

Daimler does not want a specific phase-out date for combustion engine technology, as some countries such as France, Denmark, Great Britain and India have already defined and as the Greens are demanding in this country. One is of the opinion that the market economy regulates itself. Other industry representatives may have a similar opinion.

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